ABOUT | Staff

Andrea Hartley, Executive Director

Andrea Hartley has been with GlobalJax since September 2007. As a child Andrea had many neighbors and friends from around the world that sparked her interest in international cultures and friendships. While studying at the University of North Florida she participated in a service learning course working with Burmese refugees relocating to Jacksonville. Later she was able to study abroad in Spain and spent a Spring Break Session in Argentina. Through these experiences and the vibrant international community on campus, the international interest that began early in life grew into a passion for multi-cultural understanding and education.

Madeline Belvin, Program Director

Madeline Belvin has been with GlobalJax since July 2010, beginning as an intern before transitioning into the Program Director. She is originally from Orlando, Florida and spent two years in Jacksonville as a member of the UNF Women's Volleyball team. Madeline discovered her interest in the international community when she had the opportunity to spend a semester abroad in Valencia, Spain. Her travels in Spain and her love of other languages ignited a passion to promote citizen diplomacy and further international understanding. She also had the opportunity to visit Great Britain, France, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, and Morocco during her time abroad.

Madeline graduated in 2011 with a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of North Florida with minor specializations in Spanish and Mass Communication.

Scott Johnson, Exchange Program Intern

Scott is a senior majoring in International Relations & Politics at the University of North Florida. A native of Ponte Vedra Beach, he plans to pursue a career in foreign policy. He's duly passionate about the city of Jacksonville and the international community, as evidenced by the many stamps on his passport. Scott recently completed an internship with the United Nations World Food Programme in Tanzania prior to joining the GlobalJax team. He will graduate in April 2013.

Chad Young, Communications & Exchange Program Intern

Charles Young is a senior at the University of North Florida. He is double majoring in International Business and Logistics with a minor in Spanish. He is a native of Jacksonville, Florida but has also lived in Lakehurst, New Jersey. The experiences he has gained from summers in Barcelona, Spain and studying abroad in Warsaw, Poland has motivated him to interact with the world and be culturally aware. He is currently involved with Beta Gamma Sigma; an international honors society, and plans to join the Transportation and Logistics Society at UNF this semester. He will be graduating in April of 2013 and plans to find a job with an international transportation company.

Amir Shadmani, Communications & Event Intern

Amir Shadmani is currently a student at the University of North Florida, double-majoring in International Business and Transportation Logistics. He is originally from Iran and has also lived in Germany before moving to Jacksonville. Amir is tri-lingual and has worked as an interpreter in German and Persian for over eight years. His future goals include working with a successful company, run his own business, and to achieve my Master's Degree in International Business.

"IVCJax is a great way to meet people who are interested in the international community in Jacksonville. As someone who is interested in foreign languages and culture, this organization is right up my alley." - Lynn Brown, IVCJax Member, Retired French Teacher